Just A Mom!

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  1. purnima_2k

    purnima_2k Senior IL'ite

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    HI all..

    hope yoiu enjoy this, just as I did!

    Purnima


    JUST A MOM!

    A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was
    asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
    She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. "What I mean is,"
    explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a...?"

    "Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","

    &quot;I\'m a Mom.&quot;

    &quot;We don\'t list \'Mom\' as an occupation, \'housewife covers it,&quot; said the
    recorder emphatically.

    I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same\n
    situation, this time at our own Town Hall.**The Clerk was obviously a career
    woman, poised, efficient and possessed of a high sounding title like,
    &quot;Official Interrogator&quot; or &quot;Town Registrar.&quot; &quot;What is your occupation?&quot; she\n
    probed.

    What made me say it?**I do not know.**The words simply popped out. * &quot;I\'m a
    Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.&quot;*

    The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though\n
    she had not heard right.**I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most
    significant words.**Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was
    written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

    &quot;Might I ask,&quot; said the clerk with new interest, &quot;just what you do in your\n
    field?&quot;

    Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, &quot;I
    have a continuing program of research, [what mother doesn\'t) in the
    laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out).\n
    I\'m working for my Masters, (the whole darned family) and already have four
    credits (all daughters).**Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in
    the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a\n
    day, (24 is more like it).**But the job is more challenging than most
    run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather
    than just money.&quot;

    There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk\'s voice as she\n
    completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door.


    As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was
    greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.**Upstairs I could hear\n
    our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development",1]);//--></SCRIPT>

    "I'm a Mom."

    "We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, 'housewife covers it," said the
    recorder emphatically.

    I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same
    situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career
    woman, poised, efficient and possessed of a high sounding title like,
    "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar." "What is your occupation?" she
    probed.

    What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out. * "I'm a
    Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."*

    The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though
    she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most
    significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was
    written in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

    "Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest, "just what you do in your
    field?"

    Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, "I
    have a continuing program of research, [what mother doesn't) in the
    laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out).
    I'm working for my Masters, (the whole darned family) and already have four
    credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in
    the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a
    day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most
    run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather
    than just money."

    There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
    completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door.


    As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was
    greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear
    our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development<SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","
    program, testing out a new vocal pattern.**I felt I had scored a beat on
    bureaucracy!**And I had gone on the official records as someone more\n
    distinguished and indispensable to mankind than &quot;just another Mom.&quot;

    Motherhood!**What a glorious career!**Especially when there\'s a title on the
    door.

    Does this make grandmothers &quot;Senior Research associates in the field of\n
    Child Development and Human Relations&quot; and great grandmothers Executive
    Senior Research Associates&quot;?**I think so!!!**I also think it makes Aunts
    &quot;Associate Research Assistants.


    Please send this to another Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, and other friends you\n
    know.

    May your troubles be less, your blessings be more and nothing but happiness
    come through your door!













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    Subject: JUST A MOM



    *I really like this one*

    *Subject: *Just a Mom.......\n









    A woman, renewing her driver\'s license at the County Clerk\'s office was
    asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.",1]);//--></SCRIPT>
    program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on
    bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more
    distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."

    Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the
    door.

    Does this make grandmothers "Senior Research associates in the field of
    Child Development and Human Relations" and great grandmothers Executive
    Senior Research Associates"? I think so!!! I also think it makes Aunts
    "Associate Research Assistants.
     
  2. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Purnima,
    that was a good one..well i can now say the same thing....but i am done with he research asst part in child devt area, ao i will declare that i am research asst in Teenage Devt and Human devt! ( not to mention Housekeeping, and cookery dept to name a few!)
    Well we Housewives, and Moms can give ourselves this new title and sound high and mighty!

    Thanks for the good post!
     
  3. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    hats off to that article....u have made woman proud in march

    march having woman's day has had a wonderful article to salute it....grt keep going on it.....regards..sunkan
     

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